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Two Top 20 WRs Who Could Struggle Week 8 – Daniel Glasser

by Daniel Glasser

Keenan Allen vs. Chicago

Allen is currently sitting at the WR8 in PPR formats but has been anything but a top ten receiver as of late, through weeks 1-3 Allen was the WR1 averaging almost 30 points a game but over the last four weeks he has been the WR48, averaging less than 8 points a game. The Charger’s offense has been skidding in general this season only scoring 20 points a game on average, over the last four games Allen has seen a sharp decrease in targets only receiving 28 targets compared to the 42 he received in the first three weeks of the season.

Going into week 8, Allen is struggling and a matchup against the 13th ranked pass defense isn’t going to help one bit. Over the last three games the Bears have allowed less than 230 passing yards and have only allowed one passing TD per game on average. With Hunter Henry seeing more of a prominent role in the offense, I don’t see Allen having a good week against the Bears tough pass defense.

Tyler Boyd vs. Los Angeles

Boyd currently sits as the WR18 and looks to stay within the top 20 this week with a possible tough matchup against a newly revitalized Rams secondary. Boyd has been struggling over the past few weeks, aside from one monster week against Arizona. Boyd should benefit from almost always having positive game script and receiving target after target in a lackluster offense needing to get the ball out quick due to a terrible O-line that has allowed only 2.44 second for Dalton to throw (second worst in the league).

However, Dalton has been spreading the ball out over the past few games. In weeks 6 and 7 Alex Erickson received 20 targets, Auden Tate has received 17, and Boyd has received 21. Dalton has been evening out the target share and this isn’t a good sign for Boyd going forward, especially for the week where Boyd should face off against Ramsey for almost half the game. Boyd is lining up outside on just about half of his snaps this season, which in facing Ramsey, basically takes Boyd out for nearly half the game and limiting his ceiling for the week. Don’t expect Boyd to finish within the top 20 this week with a tough matchup against the Rams.


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